time to travel

this is it, my loves! spring break has arrived and i am ready for an action-packed two weeks. here’s the plan: two days in venice, a day in bologna, three days in florence, two days in rome, two days in athens, and six days lounging on the beach in ios. we have been planning this trip forever and i can hardly believe the time has finally come.
there will be lots of planes and trains and buses (the worst) but i’m going to enjoy every single second. michael and i are doing venice and bologna on our own, meeting up with his london friends for florence and rome, and then traveling with my tours friends for athens and ios. it will be such a great mix of down time and nights out! one week eating the world’s best pizza, pasta, and gelato and another frolicking in the greek isles… what could possibly be better?
now before you tear up, i want you to know that i’ve planned ahead with two weeks of blog posts for you! that’s right… you didn’t really think i’d leave you hanging, did you?
which of these places have you visited? i’d love to hear your recommendations for “can’t miss” restaurants and sights. scouring lonely planet is one thing, but personal travel tips are the best!

thank you for another wonderful week of blogging and have a happy weekend!

p.s. i always make travel look this good. don’t you?

{photography by the one and only corrie bond}

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  2. How exciting! Have so much fun. I’ve been to Rome, Florence and Venice. definetly make time to stop at morano island in venice. it is where they do all the glass blowing. Really cool!

    xo
    Kirby

  3. I mean…I really could hate you I am so jealous of your adventure. But instead I am going to wish you safe travels…you beast…jk Have a BLAST!

  4. I love that you found me also! Congrats on some great stops- you won’t be disappointed. I would strongly recommend going out to aperitivos. At the bars at night they have free appetizers with a drink and it is so much fun. Its incredibly Italian, and you won’t be disappointed. I strongly reccomend Colle Bereto in Piazza Strozzi next to Louis Vuitton.

  5. I love that you found me also! Congrats on some great stops- you won’t be disappointed. I would strongly recommend going out to aperitivos. At the bars at night they have free appetizers with a drink and it is so much fun. Its incredibly Italian, and you won’t be disappointed. I strongly reccomend Colle Bereto in Piazza Strozzi next to Louis Vuitton.

  6. That sounds wonderful! I just know you will have a fantastic time — I can’t wait to hear about it…and hopefully, see pictures? Keep us posted 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend*

    xo,
    Sarah

  7. I studied abroad for a semester in Italy two years ago. Must go’s for food in Florence: News Café for coffee and pastry (the girls who work there are great), Mario’s for lunch (get the ribollita), Pugi for a snack or lunch (amazing bakery), Trattoria ZaZa for dinner, Grom for gelato (although you really can’t go wrong with gelato), and Art Bar for drinks. I’m so jealous that you’re about to experience it all! Soak it up! Ciao!

  8. Wishing you a wonderful time! Don’t miss the Peggy Guggenheim museum at her home in Venice. And then I wish I knew how to tell you to find it, but there is the most amazing sandwich shop in Florence where they sell sandwiches for a few hours and then close–but all the food is delicious there! Have fun!!!

    xo Mary Jo
    p.s. love the sequin vest

  9. your posts just exude that positiveness in you, full of joy and always recharged and always ready for adventures. that is the kind of energy we all need around…thanks for blogging -i meet a lot of wonderful talented ladies…just a side comment i made….but you enjoy and thanks for planning ahead for delightful blogging…now let me throw out this tissue…have fun! maryann

  10. Mackenzie, sounds like heaven!! I hope you take a lot of pictures & share them with us. I want to live vicariously through you!! I would love to see Venice 🙂 Have a safe trip! Happy Easter! ~Debby